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Lawrence and Aaronsohn: T. E. Lawrence, Aaron Aaronsohn, and the Seeds of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

by Ronald Florence

The rivalry that presaged the world?s most tenacious conflict

As the Arab -Israeli conflict continues to plague the Middle East, historian Ronald Florence offers extraordinary new insights on its origins. This...


Singing From the Gallows: The Story of "Bad Tom" Smith

by Wayne Combs

Hazard, Kentucky is the setting for this historical story enhanced with some fiction, amazingly well told by author Wayne Combs, the great grandson of Bad Tom Smith. "Bad Tom" Smith was a notorious and murderous...


India Ablaze with a Revelation of the Lamb

by Sandy Davis Kirk

It is time for a fresh revelation of the Lamb to thunder over India. Sandy Davis Kirk heard the Lord say while worshipping in my revival church in America. Why is this revelation so vitally important for India?...


Australia's Immigrants: 1788-1988

by Geoffrey Sherington

Geoffrey Sherington's Australia's Immigrants is the best one-volume account of the dynamic part migration has played in the formation of Australian society.


Aboriginals and the Mining Industry: Case studies of the Australian experience

by David Cousins & John Nieuwenhuysen

Aboriginals and the Mining Industry reviews the participation of Aborigines in mining company employment. It examines the contribution of land rights legislation to protecting Aboriginal interests, and it asks...


American Colonies: The Settling of North America (The Penguin History of the United States, Volume 1)

by Alan Taylor

In the first volume in the Penguin History of the United States, edited by Eric Foner,  Alan Taylor challenges the traditional story of colonial history by examining the many cultures that helped make America,...


Elizabethan Naval Administration

by C.S. Knighton & David Loades

This is the first general selection from the substantial body of surviving documents about Elizabeth’s navy. It is a companion to The Navy of Edward VI and Mary I (Vol.157 in the NRS Series), where the apparatus...


Every Drop for Sale (pb reprint)

by Jeffrey Rothfeder

An investigative journalist explores our world on the brink of running out of usable water.

Less than .0008 percent of the total water on Earth is fit for human consumption, but global consumption of fresh water...


Up from Slavery

by Booker Washington & Louis Harlan

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time

In Up from Slavery, Washington recounts the story of his life—from slave to educator. The early sections deal with his upbringing...


Mao Zedong: A Life

by Jonathan D. Spence

“Spence draws upon his extensive knowledge of Chinese politics and culture to create an illuminating picture of Mao. . . . Superb.” (Chicago Tribune)

From humble origins in the provinces, Mao Zedong rose...


Marines in the Garden of Eden: The True Story of Seven Bloody Days in Iraq

by Richard S. Lowry

On March 23, 2003, in the city of An Nasiriyah, Iraq, members of the 507th Maintenance Company came under attack from Iraqi forces who killed or wounded twenty-one soldiers and took six prisoners, including...


Becoming a Nazi Town: Culture and Politics in Göttingen between the World Wars

by David Imhoof

Becoming a Nazi Town reveals the ways in which ordinary Germans changed their cultural lives and their politics from the mid-1920s to the mid-1930s. Casting the origins of Nazism in a new light, David Imhoof...


Idlewild: The Rise, Decline, and Rebirth of a Unique African American Resort Town

by Ronald J. Stephens

In 1912, white land developers founded Idlewild, an African American resort community in western Michigan. Over the following decades, the town became one of the country's foremost vacation destinations for...


Detroit Country Music: Mountaineers, Cowboys, and Rockabillies

by Craig Maki & Keith Cady

The richness of Detroit's music history has by now been well established. We know all about Motown, the MC5, and Iggy and the Stooges. We also know about the important part the Motor City has played in the history...


The Struggle for Jerusalem's Holy Places

by Wendy Pullan, Maximilian Sternberg & Lefkos Kyriacou

The Struggle for Jerusalem's Holy Places investigates the role of architecture and urban identity in relation to the political economy of the city and its wider state context seen through the lens of the holy...


The Irish Revolution, 1916-1923

by Marie Coleman

This concise study of Ireland's revolutionary years charts the demise of the home rule movement and the rise of militant nationalism that led eventually to the partition of Ireland and independence for southern...


Machiavelli

by Robert Black

Machiavelli is history's most startling political commentator. Recent interpreters have minimised his originality, but this book restores his radicalism. Robert Black shows a clear development in Machiavelli's...


Critical Perspectives on Colonialism: Writing the Empire from Below

by Fiona Paisley & Kirsty Reid

This collection brings much-needed focus to the vibrancy and vitality of minority and marginal writing about empire, and to their implications as expressions of embodied contact between imperial power and those...


Popular Media and the American Revolution: Shaping Collective Memory

by Janice Hume

The American Revolution-an event that gave America its first real "story" as an independent nation, distinct from native and colonial origins-continues to live on in the public's memory, celebrated each year...


Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems in Al-Andalus

by Shari Lowin

Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems in al-Andalus investigates a largely overlooked subset of Muslim and Jewish love poetry in medieval Spain: hetero- and homo-erotic love poems written by Muslim and Jewish religious...